Thats What She Said

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I am wearing the largest dress known to (Wo)Mankind October 16, 2007

Filed under: *Cheese; Or, Stuff That's Good — thats what she said @ 6:54 am

I tried to take a picture but it wouldn’t all fit.

Also, I am a failure as a travelin’ blogger. My apologies.

This weekend I’m going on an overnight(!) trip to a nearby city called Bafoussam.  It’s a bit larger than Banganté, but more important than it’s size and all cultural impliquations of said size is the fact that you can buy snickers and cheese there. We (I think 4 of us are going) will be travelling by bush taxi (stay tuned for the diary of that experience, which I will totally write…like for reals) which costs about 3 dollars round-trip.  The trainers here did a very terrifying entertaining skit about the pleasures of travel au Cameroun. It was…intense.  I’m hoping for no less than 4 marriage proposals. Perhaps I will wear my fancy new tent dress.

I’m sorry y’all–I don’t even know where to start when it comes to describing life here. Maybe you could leave some specific questions in the comments? 

Overall I am well–pretty fucking great most of the time, peppered with moments of extreme not greatness.  We started a writing club that meets every weekend–but it should probably be called therapy club. It’s really great to hear other perspectives on life here, and I’m hoping that enthusiasm will translate to this particular medium. Or at least make me feel too guilty not to write…

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10 Responses to “I am wearing the largest dress known to (Wo)Mankind”

  1. Kamren Says:

    Sister oh sister how do i miss thee? I miss you A LOT!!! How is your new world treating you? It better be good, or I will kick all of Africa’s booty! okay not so much, I’m not really a fighter. I am mailing you a letter today! oh yah, be excited! Love you sis.

  2. T-Bone Says:

    I’m so glad to hear you’re doing so well! And already traveling! How jealous I am!

    Questions!

    1) Have you experienced any notable G-I issues yet?
    2) Have you met any spiders large enough to warrant a name?
    3) Do you speak French like a pro?
    4) Is it really hot?
    5) Are your new friends cool?

    I’ll stop there. : )
    Can’t wait to hear more!
    Miss you!!
    xoxo

  3. Grandmaster Flash Says:

    Have you learned to slaughter a chicken yet?

  4. Kit Kat Says:

    What is the food like? What are the smells, sounds, colors of the cities? Are you sunburned?

  5. Dr. Jones Says:

    what is your favorite thing so far?

    what is your least favorite thing so far?

  6. Nearly Old Man Says:

    What’s the shopping experience like over there? Lots of stores, few stores? What do you see in grocery stores (are there grocery stores or is it smaller, individual vendor based?)? This would be in the little towns like Banganté, not the Y-town…

    Guess that’s it from the rampant consumerism side.

  7. Nearly Old Man Says:

    Finally spoke to Kim again today, she’s doing fine and was in a bar. So, situation normal, here or in Africa…

    I post these in hopes that if others call as well they will post any tidbits they deem appropriate. What I learned today, the power goes off every night, sometimes for a little while and sometimes all night. The water is shut off daily as well (or that might have been weekly and I’m confusing it with power), even though it is still the rainy season. And whiskey comes in little bags for 20 cents. All righty then.

  8. Grandmaster Flash Says:

    Oh good, she’s in a bar. That is comforting.

  9. Nearly Old Man Says:

    Yes, the cockles of my heart were warmed… Especially when I heard about the 20 cent “whiskey”.

  10. Kit Kat Says:

    Man, if I could get whiskey for 20 cents…well, I shudder to think what would happen.

    Thanks for the updates!


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